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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 21 September 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218562
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £8.00 (3 available)
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 600
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: £15.99
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The Coverstitch Technique Manual


The complete guide to sewing with a coverstitch machine by Julia Hincks

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Book Description

From the author of the best-selling The Overlocker Technique Manual now comes The Coverstitch Technique Manual.

'Julia is an excellent teacher and totally demystifies the world of the coverstitch machine. She gently takes you step by step through the functionalities of the machine and then gives you some easy projects to put into practice what you have learnt. I would highly recommend this book to anybody who owns or is thinking of buying a coverstitch machine.'
Josie Hawes - founder of Fabric Godmother

Aimed at sewers of all abilities, this is the perfect guide to help you get the most out of your coverstitch machine. Use it for hemming and finishing garment openings, especially when working with stretch fabrics. Create seams, stitch corners, finish necklines and other raw edges, and make decorative stitches. 

Jam-packed with useful information, Julia shows you how to set up your machine, how to adjust the settings and how to finish and secure ends. Comprehensive step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate the essential stitches and sewing techniques. From stabilizing fabrics to finishing cuffs and necklines, this book covers it all!

Put these skills into practice to create a simple summer dress, gift bag, table runner, bikini, washbag and more. The coverstitch machine is so versatile!

The troubleshooting section equips you with strategies and hints for fixing mistakes. There is also a buyer’s guide to different coverstitch machines, to help you select the right machine for you.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Coverstitch machine basics 8
Stitches 54
Techniques 66
Projects 142
Quick and easy gift bag 144, The Brighton skirt 146, Buenavista beach wrap 150, Santorini summer dress 154, The Hove skirt 160, Weekend in Whitby washbag 166, The Cambridge table runner 170, Belle Mare bikini 174
Useful information 180
Buyer’s guide 180, Troubleshooting 182, Guide to fabrics and machine settings 186, Maintenance 188
Glossary 190
Index 192

About the Author

About Julia Hincks

Julia Hincks is a teacher and textile artist who has sewn, knitted and crocheted from an early age. Julia teaches dressmaking, pattern cutting and overlocking classes privately and at colleges in Brighton where she inspires adults to take up these crafts and improve their skills. Julia has developed a loyal following. She is the author of the best-selling title The Overlocker Technique Manual (2014), which is now available in five languages. Julia lives in Brighton, UK. Find out more about her at www.juliahincks.com

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